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Dec 27, 2012 5:00pm PST
that remains before our economy falls off the fiscal cliff. tonight we're learning congressional leaders will convene at the white house tomorrow for last-minute talks to avoid tax increases and spending cuts. kron 4's justine waldman has the latest. >> reporter: the economy is getting very close to falling off the fiscal cliff. though a last minute plan could be in the works. on friday, congressional leaders will meet with the president to discuss the standoff. obama and congressional democrats want a deal that would let tax rates rise for the wealthiest taxpayers. many republicans remain against any tax increases. the white house meeting would be the first time the president has huddled with all four leaders since november 16. the senate is back in session. majority leader harry reid is starting to sound pesimistic. >> "i have to be very honest. i don't know how it can happen now." >> reporter: the house is still on christmas break. but will meet sunday evening, a little more than 24 hours before the "fiscal cliff" arrives. but it's not clear what legislation it might consider >> "hopefully there is still time. prevent economic crisis." >> reporter: and over the edge is just where the economy may go. im justine waldman for kron 4 news. >> michael yaki is j
Dec 31, 2012 5:00pm PST
provisions up. the fiscal cliff is about taxes and spending. but the big question is that what is the spending issue. if they do have an impact it should not be an impact on the economy. >> people are really losing faith? >> these people of that nearly two years to get this done. for all of the whining... i do not really think there's much sympathy from the american people. the fact of the matter is that there is not just the fiscal cliff but also there is a pending bill that is being held up by the house of republicans. to make sure that the price of milk does not double puriwith nearly $7-for $eight! and can they still with the spending cuts? right now, we are going to hear that it is just going to kick the can and down the road. everything including the spending cuts will be on the table. >>> the impression is that they are closed with the devil is in the detail. there are a lot of emotion and. >> and in terms of the tax issue. this is cutting taxes. i do not want to make you... 12 renegotiate on your tax possibility but the question is weather or not they came make decisions on the road on budget cuts. i think they should, they will. they should also get this wrapped up by
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